Celebrate Veterans Day with these books
Special to the Whig
Veterans Day is this Friday and the folks at the Cecil County Public Library have prepared a list of books sure to inspire even more appreciation for those who’ve served our country. War and American Women: Heroism, Deeds, and
Controversy By William B. Breuer This gripping book discusses the courage of women in uniform and examines how their role in the military has shifted over the past century. Their unique challenges and admirable grit make this a compelling read. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War By Mary Roach Science writer Mary Roach investigates the most common obstacles faced by our soldiers and what scientists are doing to help soldiers overcome them. Often, they’re not the obstacles you’d think! Her book balances humor with respect as she learns about how our men and women in uniform stay alive. Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at
War By Linda Hervieux Hervieux has written a moving tribute to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion and the harrowing mission they completed in the face of incredible danger. She also gives a vivid look into the culture of the time, describing the circumstances that led to these heroes going unrecognized.
The Forever War By Dexter Filkins This award-winning chronicle of the struggle against Islamic extremism in the Middle East adds humanity and depth to the events behind the headlines. From Ground Zero to the battle for Fallujah, expert journalist Dexter Filkins unflinchingly describes all he sees, making this an unforgettable read. Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from
Wartime PTSD By Dr. Christal Presley A soldier’s fight is often continued off the battlefield— and they are not the only ones affected. Dr. Christal Presley recounts her childhood as the daughter of a Vietnam veteran crippled by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and shares how they were ultimately able to fix their difficult relationship.
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